China is doing this-- not just China (more in additional links), but this is terrifying. People there may have to guess how much enthusiasm is too much enthusiasm.
A lot of people would like to be able to detect sarcasm mechanically, it's not just about censorship.
Discussion (this could be used as training material for the AL):
Somewhat interesting, but not very good. Keeps talking about Easterners when they mean China. And I have no idea whether all Westerners-- or all western cultures-- have similar attitudes about humor.
Definition of the four styles of humor cites: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201504/the-4-styles-humor
At greater length:
With some examples:
The four styles of humor don't seem to include puns.
A better humor typology.
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